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11.09.2017

It’s not all about technology: Transforming the traffic system requires a new mobility culture

Multioptionality

The future of the German car industry largely depends on whether it can achieve an ecologic change of course. The demand for vehicles that are neither taking climate targets nor emission limits of nitrogne oxide into consideration will probably not remain stable. Restrictions for importing German...More information


10.07.2017

Current insights into social ecology: special issue of the journal ‘Sustainability’ published

Sustainability Icon

In the last decades social ecology has made important contributions to sustainability research. As the science of societal relationship to nature it evolved in the late 1980s. Today, the approach that understands complex environmental problems to be rooted in the critical relationship between...More information


30.06.2017

Future-oriented water infrastructures: recommendations for transformation

Pipes

The future orientation of water infrastructure systems in Germany is on trial: in expanding metropolitan regions the systems are already approaching the limits of their capacity and in shrinking rural areas are often underutilized. The present systems are not flexible enough to adjust to changing...More information


16.03.2017

World Water Day 2017: It doesn’t always have to be drinking water – using wastewater as a resource

Watering crops

The distribution conflicts with regard to water resources are no longer limited to arid areas of our planet. Even in Germany where water is comparatively abundant, conflicts of use occasionally arise. The worldwide water demand is continously increasing. It has already come to a point where two...More information


13.03.2017

Scientists recommend realignment of biodiversity research

Grainfield

Current research results show the main cause behind the ongoing loss of biological diversity to be uncertain knowledge or a complete lack of knowledge about the complex links between nature and society. Scientists therefore recommend that a stronger transdisciplinary approach now be taken towards...More information


07.10.2016

New Approach for Water Reuse in Agriculture

Hydroponic agriculture

Regional competition over water resources is not uncommon. Due to climate change, urbanisation and the contamination of water resources, conflicts of use could intensify in the decades to come. Therefore, new methods of water treatment and water reuse are coming in useful. Within the framework of...More information


11.07.2016

German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat): Evaluation on ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research

ISOE Executive Board

On the 11th of July, the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) has published its evaluation on ISOE – Institute for Social-Ecological Research. The report acknowledges the central role that the Institute plays in the field of sustainability research and, with Frankfurt’s...More information


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